Check out the latest edition of the Municipal Equation podcast featuring LWG Founders Pam Antil & Bonnie Svrcek

'Without Being Nudged' - Advancing Women in Government Leadership Women are the majority of the United States, but only a slice of government leadership. On this episode, we talk with women working to turn the dial with research, myth-busting, confidence-building and a business case. (Tai chi, too.) We hear from the heads of the League [...]

By | 2017-12-31T06:12:14+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Guest Writer Shanalee Gallagher’s Interview with Tacoma’s First Female City Manager

Tacoma's First Female City Manager - Elizabeth Pauli on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF! BY Shanalee Gallagher, Management Analyst Intern, City of Santa Barbara, CA I recently had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Pauli, the first female City Manager of Tacoma, Washington. The following is my interview with Ms. Pauli. Shanalee Gallagher: [...]

By | 2017-12-31T06:58:48+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

The Art of Negotiating: The importance of negotiating job satisfaction

To find the right fit, ask yourself these questions... To help women better position themselves for negotiating — whether for salary purposes or to get better assignments — the League is doing a series of articles with tips and techniques to help local government women improve their skills by learning from other women in the [...]

By | 2017-09-26T21:13:48+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I became one of the guys to deal with workplace harassment. It didn’t work.

I became one of the guys to deal with workplace harassment. It didn't work. By Samantha Harkins | Reprinted with permission from the Detroit Free Press In college, I waited tables. I became friends with one of the male servers where I worked. Once he smacked me on the butt in the kitchen in full [...]

By | 2017-09-27T01:18:44+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Art of Negotiating: Today’s Tips from Cheryl Hilvert, Management & Leadership Consultant

Speak up for yourself! To help women better position themselves for negotiating — whether for salary purposes or to get better assignments — the League is doing a series of articles with tips and techniques to help local government women improve their skills by learning from other women in the field. This article is the third in our continuing series. [...]

By | 2017-09-01T06:58:38+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview with Wake County DCM David Ellis on Diversity, Inclusion and #Charlottesville

We as a Country do not do well talking about race. Photo of candlelight vigil for Charlottesville courtesy Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP By LWG Editor League of Women in Government (League) President, Pam Antil sat down with fellow League and National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Board Member, David Ellis who serves as the Deputy County [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:05:34+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Share Your Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Art of Negotiating: Avoiding Negotiating Traps

Not Negotiating for Yourself Results in Lower Expectations of You Overall by Others To help women better position themselves for negotiating -- whether for salary purposes or to get better assignments -- the League is doing a series of articles with tips and techniques to help local government women improve their skills by learning [...]

By | 2018-01-01T22:51:04+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Guest Writer Ashley Jacobs on Waiting for the RIGHT Job Rather Than Just ANY Job

Guest Writer Ashley Jacobs on Waiting for the RIGHT Job Rather Than Just ANY Job When You Find Yourself Without a Job By Ashley Jacobs, Assistant County Administrator, Aiken County, SC Unemployment is an unsettling life event that threatens to disrupt your entire world, including your financial stability, your social life, and possibly your geographical [...]

By | 2017-12-31T05:40:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

The Art of Negotiating: Women and Negotiating Salaries

Women who fail to negotiate their salaries at the start of their careers could leave up to $2 million on the table over the lifespan of their careers. By Pamela Antil, ACA - City of Santa Barbara, CA & President, League of Women in Government Many people dread negotiations of any kind, but studies show that [...]

By | 2018-01-01T23:00:11+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

LWG Interview with Hamilton County, Ohio Commissioner Denise Driehaus

"Diversity needs a seat at the table." By LWG Editor Recently, League President, Pamela Antil, ICMA-CM, talked with Hamilton County, Ohio County Commissioner, Denise Driehaus. Commissioner Driehaus recently spearheaded a new Women & Girls Council initiative that seeks to bring women and young girls to the table to talk about how women can best support girls and [...]

By | 2017-08-01T18:37:05+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments